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Monday, April 2, 2012

4-2-2012 Teching US History 1585-1763

GRADES 5-8  
United States History

Colonization and Settlement 1585-1763

6.1 U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.

Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
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2. Colonization and Settlement

The colonists adapted ideas from their European heritage and from Native American groups to develop new political and religious institutions and economic systems.

The slave labor system and the loss of Native American lives had a lasting impact on the development of the United States and American culture.
A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Determine the roles of religious freedom and participatory government in various North American colonies.
Explain how and why early government structures developed, and determine the impact of these early structures on the evolution of American politics and institutions.
Explain how race, gender, and status affected social, economic, and political opportunities during Colonial times.
B. Geography, People, and the Environment
Determine factors that impacted emigration, settlement patterns, and regional identities of the colonies.
Compare and contrast how the search for natural resources resulted in conflict and cooperation among European colonists and Native American groups in the New World.
C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Relate slavery and indentured servitude to Colonial labor systems.
Explain the system of mercantilism and its impact on the economies of the colonies and European countries.
Analyze the impact of triangular trade on multiple nations and groups.
D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Analyze the power struggle among European countries, and determine its impact on people living in Europe and the Americas.
Compare and contrast the voluntary and involuntary migratory experiences of different groups of people, and explain why their experiences differed.

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